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What are some good low calorie snacks?

crybabylapiscrybabylapis Member Posts: 10 Member Member Posts: 10 Member
I've found my biggest problem is I randomly feel hungry and have bad urges to snack. I usually really, really want something savory, although occasionally ill want sweets, but have about 400 calories left after all meals which I struggle not to go over in snacks. What are some good low calorie snacks that feel filling and satisfy a craving for sweet or savory?
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  • Rhumax67Rhumax67 Member Posts: 188 Member Member Posts: 188 Member
    How about apples or peanut butter
  • crybabylapiscrybabylapis Member Posts: 10 Member Member Posts: 10 Member
    I do snack on apples alot but don't find them very filling and usually still end up grabbing an extra snack. I don't eat peanut butter at all though because I find it very difficult to swallow.
  • stephie_nycstephie_nyc Member Posts: 63 Member Member Posts: 63 Member
    Greek yogurt, cucumbers, a little wrap made with a low carb tortilla and a couple ounces of meat. I am going to stop because there are literally thousands of foods you could have. What do you like?
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,454 Member Member Posts: 5,454 Member
    If it is only savoury you crave, crudites dipped in hummous.

    If it is also the crunch of something like potato chips, poppadoms sold for deep frying at home puff up and crisp after 1 minute on high in the microwave. About 38 kcal per pappadom. Don't be alarmed if they are a little flaccid straight of the microwave as they become brittle once cool. I like a dip of 0% greek yoghurt with a little mango chutney stirred in.

    Pictured of a microwaved poppadom and the packet they are sold in.

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  • bold_rabbitbold_rabbit Member Posts: 839 Member Member Posts: 839 Member
    I find edamame to be very filling. I eat Seapoint dried edamame (comes in a few flavors) lots of days. Also like the in-pod frozen ones that are microwaved.

    I also like Greek yogurt mixed with powdered peanut butter to dip apple slices in.

    Pears plus hummus is good.

    Or a small white or sweet potato microwaved with either Greek yogurt or hummus on top. Hummus comes in a lot of flavor options.
  • Soul_To_SqueezeSoul_To_Squeeze Member Posts: 9 Member Member Posts: 9 Member
    Hi. I like lots of snacks during the day too. These are some I enjoy:

    Babybel 62cal for the normal and 42cal for the lighter version and both have about 4 or 5g protein per a cheese which helps to keep me full.

    Philadelphia on a small piece of toast with cucumber, red onions, tomato, pepper. Sometimes I add a slice of ham.

    Cooked chicken with some kind of seasoning. Chicken is in a lot of my meals but sometimes I’ll have it on it’s own as a snack

    Protein chocolate Alpen bar which are 128cals a bar I think. A small orange. A hand full of strawberries.

    A current favourite dessert I enjoy which could also be a snack is a toasted waffle around 114cals with some frozen blueberries and a small scoop of Carte D’Or strawberry ice cream is around just under 200cals

    If I’m not that hungry but still want something I usually go for a hot chocolate I pick one that’s around 100cals per cup

    Individual bags of cookies and popcorn work for me, usually under 100cals. Sometimes work out slightly more expensive but I’d rather pay a bit more than end up eating whole big bag.
  • wilson10102018wilson10102018 Member Posts: 811 Member Member Posts: 811 Member
    Raspberries, Blueberries and blackberries.
  • rosebarnalicerosebarnalice Member Posts: 2,826 Member Member Posts: 2,826 Member
    Individual serving (100-160 cals) chips, pretzels and popcorn. I don't like the excess packaging, but it helps my self control!
  • biskybisky Member Posts: 763 Member Member Posts: 763 Member
    I like berries and raw nuts. I find a hot cup of flavored tea with snacks helpful. I also like Trader Joe's seed bread with a tablespoon of almond butter or 1/2 small avocado. Also a hard boiled egg with Monterey steak seasoning (sounds weird but the seasoning is good on eggs and vegetables). If it is sweets, dark chocolate. The more expensive the better to mentally not eat too much.
  • springlering62springlering62 Member, Premium Posts: 1,625 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,625 Member
    Cottage cheese and fruit

    Nonfat greek yogurt and sugar free pudding

    Pumpkin purée mixed with sugar free vanilla pudding, water or yogurt and spices is like eating the center of a pumpkin pie.

    Sugar free jello is negligible calories and filling to me

    Sugar free lattes

    Rolled pieces of deli chicken or turkey

    Apple

    Pickles if I’m really hungry and need quick filler

    Carrots and radishes

    Movie pack of Gobstoppers- one little hard candy is only about six calories and can last a long time.

    Ginger chews

    These little prosciutto and mozarella rolls are one of the best things I’ve ever eaten and are 125 calories per pack. The two-ingredient fig and almond cake is 100 calories for 1/6 of the cake.

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  • lin_belin_be Member Posts: 393 Member Member Posts: 393 Member
    Eggs, especially hard boiled (I like a runny yolk) with a little soy sauce. Umami flavor, protein, and low in calories.
  • yirarayirara Member Posts: 5,565 Member Member Posts: 5,565 Member
    What kind of snack do you urge at that moment? Is it available in small portions that fit your calorie goal, maybe even twice per day. Maybe once after lunch and once as desert.
  • vamanvaman Member Posts: 244 Member Member Posts: 244 Member
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    lin_be wrote: »
    Eggs, especially hard boiled (I like a runny yolk) with a little soy sauce. Umami flavor, protein, and low in calories.

    I agree, hard boiled eggs make a great, quick snack.Six grams of protein and about 70 calories for a large egg.

  • wilson10102018wilson10102018 Member Posts: 811 Member Member Posts: 811 Member
    Stove top popcorn. Pam instead of oil. Use powdered salt, it is the only thing that sticks without oil. About half the calories of bagged popcorn.
  • glassyoglassyo Member Posts: 4,889 Member Member Posts: 4,889 Member
    Cottage cheese and fruit

    Nonfat greek yogurt and sugar free pudding

    Pumpkin purée mixed with sugar free vanilla pudding, water or yogurt and spices is like eating the center of a pumpkin pie.

    Sugar free jello is negligible calories and filling to me

    Sugar free lattes

    Rolled pieces of deli chicken or turkey

    Apple

    Pickles if I’m really hungry and need quick filler

    Carrots and radishes

    Movie pack of Gobstoppers- one little hard candy is only about six calories and can last a long time.

    Ginger chews

    These little prosciutto and mozarella rolls are one of the best things I’ve ever eaten and are 125 calories per pack. The two-ingredient fig and almond cake is 100 calories for 1/6 of the cake.

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    Oooooo I've seen that Panino thing at the gas station when I get my soda and was tempted but couldn't read the tiny numbers on the label for the calorie count. Not bad at all!
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,666 Member Member Posts: 4,666 Member
    For snacks I try to avoid carbs because they do not satisfy me. I really like tuna pouches, protein bars, greek yogurt, beef sticks
  • MeganD1704MeganD1704 Member Posts: 633 Member Member Posts: 633 Member
    Savory- brown bag popcorn (you buy the kernels and pop in microwave in a brown lunch bag) with sea salt, meat stick, baby bel, pepper cut into strips with garlic and herb cream cheese and a splash of everything but the bagel seasoning.

    Sweet- grapes rolled in sugar free green jello packet (tastes to me like a sour patch kid), M and M Food Markets Variety pack brownies (180 cals for a brownie that is so good when you need the real deal), apple nachos (cut up an apple and drizzle with a tbsp of melted peanut butter and a tbsp of choc chips (if you like crunch sub in granola clusters)), halo top icecream. If I need a protein boost- greek yogurt plain or vanilla mixed with a flavored protein powder.
    edited November 23
  • jwonderrjwonderr Member, Premium Posts: 19 Member Member, Premium Posts: 19 Member
    (Chia yogurt)
    1/4 cup chia seeds
    1 cup milk
    1/2 tbsp honey
    Can blend in fruit of choice, avocado, or cinnamon


    Organic dried (salted) seaweed - Costco

    (Mini caramel apple pops)
    Green grapes half dipped in caramel rolled in chopped nuts.

    Celery with peanut butter spread on top covered with sesame seeds and dried cranberries
    edited November 24
  • Rox4191Rox4191 Member Posts: 5 Member Member Posts: 5 Member
    My go-to after work snack is pickle spears with a dollop of dijon mustard, wrapped in a thin slice of ham or turkey lunchmeat. Two of those rolls equal 30 calories (depending on the brand, of course) and the strong flavors make me feel like I ate more than I did. Obviously that only works if you like pickles and don't mind the sodium.

    Also air popped popcorn with a misto spritz of olive oil and a sprinkle of ranch seasoning is really good
  • senalay788senalay788 Member Posts: 264 Member Member Posts: 264 Member
    Stove top popcorn. Pam instead of oil. Use powdered salt, it is the only thing that sticks without oil. About half the calories of bagged popcorn.

    Skip all that and do it in the microwave. No oil needed.
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